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Word of the Day for Friday, July 11, 2008

propound \pruh-POWND\, transitive verb:

To offer for consideration; to put forward; to propose.

When Samuelson first propounded this potentially radical idea, it was greeted with astonishment, bordering on outrage.
-- Jonathan Davis, "Samuelson's argument still holds true", Independent, October 4, 1997
Aristarchus not only challenged God, but he, and then Copernicus, propounded a theory that seemed so stupid on the face of it that even a fool would not believe it.
-- William E. Burrows, This New Ocean

Propound is a variation of earlier propone, from Latin proponere, "to set forth, to propose," from pro, "for, before, in favor of" + ponere, "to put."

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